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Emergency Radiology

General Information

P.O. Box 208042, CH 272B
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Admin Assistant, Nel Rodríguez


The goal of the Emergency/Trauma Imaging section is to provide high quality, timely, final reports to all ER patients requiring urgent radiological services The ER/Trauma Imaging section was one of the first programs in the country to staff on-site attending radiologists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Schedule and Staffing

Since 1998 the ER/Trauma section has been providing seamless coverage to the York Street Campus, which serves as both a Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 1 Stroke Center. The ER/Trauma section has significantly expanded in 2019, and now provides 24/7/365 final reports for imaging studies across four of the Yale New Haven Health System Emergency Rooms (York Street Campus, St. Raphael’s Campus, Shoreline, and Milford). The section also provides overnight reads for inpatients at these locations and all patients at the West Haven VA Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital. With this vast coverage, our ER/Trauma radiologists interpret over 200,000 studies annually. Quality care is obtained by multiple overlapping shifts throughout the day and night.

Our 12 full-time faculty members and 2 Leadership in Healthcare Fellows are core to the success of our section. In addition, there is opportunity for our Board Eligible and/or Certified Diagnostic Radiology fellows from our various sub-specialties to moonlight on evenings, weekends and holidays. This experience allows fellows from other sections to gain attending level experience. An active quality assurance process ensures appropriate oversight of generalists by our subspecialist radiologists to maintain uniformity of service with the highest level of subspecialty care to all patients.

Yale medical students form the backbone of our unique ER Radiology triage program. An active and healthy academic relationship also exists between ER radiology and various clinical services within Yale.

Research Direction

  • Trauma imaging
  • CT Scanners
  • CT angiography
  • Ramifications of obesity on diagnostic imaging
  • The role of CT scans in redefining pediatric and adult anatomy
  • Healthcare policy & Health economics
  • Medicare and Medicaid finance
  • Radiation risks and consent practices
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging in the emergent setting
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Artificial Intelligence

Yale ER/Trauma Imaging section radiologists are consistently published in national and international newspapers, magazines, and peer reviewed journal articles.


The ER/Trauma imaging section sponsors two distinct fellowships.

The Healthcare Leadership in Radiology fellowship is a 2 year program jointly sponsored by Yale Department of Radiology and Yale School of Management (hyperlink). The fellow performs clinical duties at Yale New Haven Hospital while earning an MBA degree.

The ER/Trauma Radiology fellowship is a traditional 1 year program with focus on development of clinical skills.

Recent Publications